(Closed) HELP Satin Ribbon in Pantone Colors??

posted 7 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Tre Bella, Mesa, AZ

Unless you dye the ribbon yourself (and the dresses) you’re going to have a really hard time matching it exactly. Have you thought about doing the opposite? Find the dresses/ribbon first, then find a Pantone color that matches (really only for your stationery). Much easier. If you’re set on matching this color, the easiest thing to do would be to take a swatchbook with you to the craft store to get as close as possible.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Tre Bella, Mesa, AZ

That’s pretty cool that they’re doing that. I’m more familiar with Pantone from the printing side, so I assume most fabric or craft places would have no idea what you’re talking about if you gave them the Pantone number, but I could be wrong. 🙂

It wouldn’t hurt to ask a few places if you want to buy online. I definitely wouldn’t risk buying in bulk without asking or getting a sample, because the colors on digital images can show up so much more differently than in print. If you get enough nos, you’ll probably just have to take your fabric swatch to craft stores (it’s what I did, and I was able to match surprisingly closely to my Bridesmaid or Best Man dress colors).

Just a warning about the Pantone colors: ink jets can print Pantones differently since it is a pre-mixed ink for commercial printers, so talk to the designer doing your stationery about matching your Pantone color with a swatchbook to the inkjet printout if they are printing it. Or do a test print on your printer if you are printing it. Adjust the color to match the fabric swatch over the Pantone color if the inkjet printer isn’t coming out right. 🙂

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